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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)
A lady is decorating folding fans with sumi-e paintings, intently watched by a young girl.
Title: Gashitsu (The artist’s studio)
Series: Fujin fûzoku zukushi (Women‘s customs and manners)
Block cutter: Negishi Chokuzan
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo
Date: Meiji 24 (1891)
Size: Vertical Oban, 32,6 x 22,1 cm (image size)
Very nice impression and colours, with gauffrage and lustre printing. Wide margins, unbacked. Paper a little age-toned. Minimal soiling in right upper margin, an unobtrusive light stain next to the lady’s head, some faint creasing in lower margin. Overall very good condition.
Cf. MFA Boston, RES.51.153 a.o.